The Mandalorian episodes one and two thrill audiences

Wesley Coats, Reporter

At launch, Disney+ featured many shows and movies, but none had more hype than The Mandalorian. This new show is the first ever live action Star Wars series. The show stars Pedro Pascal from Game of Thrones and is produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. The show features many directors including Taika Waititi, who also directed Thor: Ragnarok, and Rick Famuyiwa who directed the movie Dope. The show takes place shortly after the fall of the Empire, between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

       Episode one introduces us to our first plot device of the show. This episode does a great job at world building, including multiple different planets and settings which allows the audience to begin feeling immersed in the story.

       Episode two is action packed, featuring a few large and well-choreographed fight scenes. This episode gives us our biggest reveal of the show so far, but you’ll have to watch the episode to found out what that reveal truly is.

       Overall, the series is fantastic to start. The show features lots of action, suspense, and drama. The setting feels lived in and real, and has the same tone as the original trilogy. The story so far is very easy to follow and allows its audience to feel immersed.

       One negative aspect of the show so far is the length of the episodes. The first episode was 39 minutes and the second episode was 32 minutes. I would have preferred the episodes to be a bit longer. Due to the action-packed nature of the episodes they feel very short.

       So far, the best part of the show is the character development. Through two episodes I already feel super attached to all of the main characters. Overall, I have been thoroughly impressed by The Mandalorian and continue to look forward to each episode being released.  I would highly recommend this show to anyone who has been a Star Wars fan for a while or is just interested in a new action-packed show.